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March 2021

RESILIENCE: “Fire and Flood” and A Digital Archive of Hurricane Maria

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online
Free

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees are encouraged to watch the film, “Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change” in advance of this lecture and will receive streaming instructions immediately after registering. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This deadly hurricane left unprecedented destruction in its wake, while dangerously inadequate government relief left so many victims stranded. “Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change,” reveals how one marginalized community came to…

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Meadows and Monarchs: A Discussion on Pollinators with Lepidopterist, Victor DeMasi

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
Free

Through images and conversation, Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist, will transport you to his pollinator meadow in Redding, Connecticut. Along the way we will view some of the rare and common species he has seen there in 40 years of stewardship. Victor will explain life histories of some of our species and how a butterfly garden promotes a diversity of pollinators. Discussions will include the importance of insects to our well being, butterflies in our changing environment and invasive plant species. The…

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April 2021

An Introduction to Birding at the New Canaan Land Trust

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
Free

Join father-son duo, and expert birders, Avery and Newel Cotton, for a virtual introduction to birding at the New Canaan Land Trust. Participants will learn some of the best ways to identify common birds across the Land Trust's Still Pond Preserve, an eBird hotspot. Using the physical description of each species, coupled with their calls and preferred habitats, the Cottons will highlight a few of the many species that you might come across during a visit to the preserve. With…

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RESILIENCE: A Community Conference on “Decoding the Weather Machine”

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Online
Free

The Earth is a weather machine composed of four elements: land, air, water, and ice. Climate scientists warn that pollution, the rise in temperatures around the globe, and the removal of our forests are dangerously changing the planet’s delicate balance, but emphasize that it’s not too late to rewrite the future. The virtual conference will be divided into three parts: at-home viewing of “Decoding the Weather Machine,” virtual lectures from experts featured in the film as well as local leaders…

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May 2021

Take in Spring with a Guided Nature Walk

May 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Free

Join environmental educator and nature enthusiast, Dave Parsons, on a guided nature walk through the New Canaan Land Trust’s Still Pond Preserve. With meadows, wetlands and woodlands, the preserve is home to a variety of different habitats, with a diverse array of bird species, wildlife, and wildflowers. Participants will gain a 360 view of nature at its spring best during this guided walk. David will identify birds, wildflowers, trees and other interesting natural features that are present during the walk.…

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